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What’s in a name? Dearborn explores diverse heritage through music, recipes, storytelling

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The Dearborn community is coming together around the library's Big Read event, where participants are invited to read a common book and submit recipes and stories of their own.



The National Endowment for the Arts came up with its Big Read program to draw communities together. 


The idea is to choose a book and get people reading, talking, and sharing ideas. 

A perfect example is the Big Read happening in Dearborn, where this year's theme is based around the book The Namesake.


Henry Fischer, a Dearborn Library librarian and a resident of Dearborn, and Jeff Karoub, a long-time reporter for the Associated Press, a Dearborn native, and a singer-songwriter, joined Stateside to tell us about the event. 


Karoub will be performing at the Big Read Dearborn Wrap-Up Event this coming Saturday, April 28. 


Listen to the conversation above to hear what the library has planned for the event, what a story like The Namesake means to Dearborn, and how the stories and recipes that are being collected as part of the event will be used in the near future.


Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


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